Stories tagged: smoking
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 3:29 P.M.
Health leaders call for immediate action to curb smoking in the U.S.
Every year cigarette smoking contributes to about 1 in 5 deaths in the United States. A group of prominent health leaders called for the immediate implementation of national action to …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 1:58 P.M.
Idaho Senate panel kills plan to raise smoking age to 21
A plan to bump Idaho’s legal smoking age from 18 to 21 has failed to win enough support among conservative Idaho lawmakers wary of curbing individual freedoms.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 8:19 P.M.
Outdoor marijuana regulation continues to puzzle in Washington state
How do you regulate something you can’t measure?
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 10:51 P.M.
Bill would raise Idaho’s smoking age from 18 to 21
An Idaho senator says the state should raise its smoking age from 18 to 21.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 8:04 P.M.
New bill: Workers can’t be barred from smoking pot off-hours
Employers in Oregon would be prohibited from banning marijuana use by employees during their days off under a bill introduced in the Oregon Senate.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 4:14 P.M.
Cancer death rate projected to be 25 percent lower than 25 years ago, report says
In the year to come, an estimated 1,688,780 in the United States are expected to get a cancer diagnosis, and cancer will claim the lives of a projected 600,920.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 8:37 A.M.
Olympia City Council bans smoking, vaping in parks
Smoking and vaping at all Olympia public parks will be prohibited starting in 2018.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 2:18 P.M.
New federal rule bans smoking in public housing
Smoking will be prohibited in public housing developments nationwide under a final rule announced Wednesday by the Obama administration.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 6:02 P.M.
Some fear California’s e-cigarette tax may deter smokers from making switch
Smoking has dropped to historic lows nationwide, dramatically decreasing revenue from tobacco taxes. In search of funds, a growing number of states are taxing electronic cigarettes – a trend that …
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2016, 4:22 P.M.
Marijuana reform went 8 for 9 on the ballot this week. It could be the tipping point.
Reform of marijuana laws won in eight of the nine states where it was put on the ballot, the strongest signal to date that the public is ready to embrace …
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 4:36 P.M.
Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke tobacco, study finds
Los Angeles teenagers are giving health experts a new reason to worry about electronic cigarettes. In a study of more than 3,000 students in L.A. County public schools, those who …
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016, 3:31 P.M.
One-fourth of U.S. cancer deaths linked with smoking
CHICAGO – Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states where smoking is more common and …
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 1:41 P.M.
New study based on Seattle patients warns of increase in e-cigarette explosions
It was an injury unlike any Dr. Elisha Brownson had seen – a young man whose teeth were blown out when his electronic cigarette exploded in his mouth. His injuries …
SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2016, 4:59 P.M.
Whatcom County considers vaping ban
Officials in Whatcom County in northwest Washington are considering banning vaping in certain areas.
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016
Dr. Zorba Paster: Smoking affects finances, too
A recent study out of the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that smokers are less likely to be hired and also earn less than non-smokers.
MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016, 11:31 A.M.
High court nixes European suit against R.J. Reynolds
The Supreme Court says the European Union can’t pursue a lawsuit accusing tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds of taking part in a global money-laundering scheme that sponsored cigarette-smuggling in Europe.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
The Columbian: Raise smoking age to 21
Editorials cover raising the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age, and the Senate GOP report on the Department of Corrections scandal.
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016
Russell Crowe: There’s more ‘Nice Guys’ where smoking is permitted
LOS ANGELES – When I sit down with an actor, my plan is to discuss their current project in the short time I have. But sometimes the conversation takes a …
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016
FDA’s vaping regulations long overdue
The greatest concern is the increasing number of young people who have been drawn to vaping. Many of them had never smoked before. Rather than kicking an old habit, they’re …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 6:06 P.M.
FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed
Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting …
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 7:19 A.M.
California raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21
The governor of California has raised the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 11:36 A.M.
Bill regulating vapor industry gets governor’s signature
A state Senate bill regulating vapor products was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016, 8:37 P.M.
Vaping regulation gets Washington Legislature’s OK
Washington’s Legislature has passed a bill that would create a number of regulations for companies selling vapor products such as requiring labeling that warns of the health effects of vaping.
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016, 9:50 A.M.
Man charged in deadly fire says he was smoking near oxygen
A man charged in an apartment fire that killed three people, including his son, says he was drinking and smoking near his oxygen tank when it caught fire.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 12:45 P.M.
E-cigarettes on airline flights being banned by U.S.
The Department of Transportation says it has issued final regulations prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes on any domestic or foreign airline flying to, from or within the United States.
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016, 3:45 P.M.
San Francisco raises tobacco purchase age to 21
San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to boost the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21, despite arguments from opponents that cities and counties cannot trump California …
THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2016
Editorial: Washington Legislature should raise smoking age for children’s sake
Bills to raise smoking age deserve passage
THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 2015, 2:33 P.M.
Residents mixed on proposed smoking ban in public housing
The federal government’s proposal Thursday to ban smoking inside and out of public housing nationwide got a mixed reaction from the people most affected.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, OCT. 27, 2015, 5:47 P.M.
Shawn Vestal: Spokane County considering ban on indoor vaping
The Spokane Regional Health District is considering a ban on vaping indoors.
MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2015, 10:53 A.M.
First-time tobacco users lured by flavorings, report says
In a nationwide survey of U.S. children ages 12 to 17, the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products has found that among those trying a hookah, electronic cigarette, …